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good afternoon, everybody. i'm jim handly. i'm pat lawson muse. one of the areas's most prestigious teams will take the field with five fewer player. after reportedly hiring prostitutes during a team trip, news4's tracee wilkins has reaction from the dee matha community . >> >> reporter: dematha classic high school is a private boys' school with a stellar athletic programs. first reported by "the washington post." >> the incident referred to in the newspaper occurred after 5:00 a.m. on saturday morning. the school first learned of it on tuesday afternoon and began an investigation. five students and their families were notified they would face disciplinary procedures. >> reporter: they're accused of hiring three prostitutes from a
call service. according total paper, a parent of one of the accused players says the boys snuck the prostitutes in for sex after the st bed check around 5:00 a.m. a source close to the school's investigation says the mother who reported the incident blames the school for her son's actions. parents we spoke with today disagree. >> i've known this school for more than a dozen years and they handle themselves as best they can. they turn out a lot of fine young people. >> every tree will have a few bad apples. it's tough to chaperone 24/7. i think it probably happens at every school unfortunately. >> reporter: there were 18 chaperones and 65 players on the trip. principal dr. daniel, a graduate of dematha says the expectations we are made clear. >> we conducted room checks and monitored hallways, lath check at, and the monitors were
monitored. the school stands behind our coach, his staff, the school staff who monitored the trip and our students. >> reporter: we should mention that was a huge win for the dematha team, the first road game in the first road game of the year. they won 52-14. they have another away game planned for tonight in annapolis. in hyattsville, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. late word that all five players involved have been expelled. news4's tony tull will have reaction, where the dematha football team is playing calvert halls college high school. a maryland state trooper nearly lost his life in washington county. that's triper david avila getting sideswiped. in the dash cam video, we see him walk over to the siderail
before he collapses and calls for help on his radio. avila is not back to work. he still has a long road of rehab ahead of him. >> sometimes i look at it, and it doesn't seem like the light is at the end of the tunnel, but i'm able to walk. i'm doing a lot of physical therapy to try to get back. >> reporter: avila has what doctors call post-concussive syndrome. he has trouble with his balance and also in rehab for shoulder and back injuries. doctors don't know when he'll be able to go back to work. the truck driver got a ticket for not following the state's move-over law. that law requires emergency workers extra space. you'll want to avoid the red line this weekend. a large portion will be closed through sunday. no trains will be running between dupont circle and noma/gallaudet station. crews are doing track maintenance and rail upgrades,
and also installing fiber-optic cables to boost cell phone coverage. >> weekend traffic is pretty bad. >> reporter: so going to stick close to home? >> yeah, kind of have to. >> it's a big inconvenience. we're putting a lot of money into the system. i mean, there's got to be other options. >> the red line will resume normal operations monday morning. metro will be providing buses to get passengers to the closed stations. call it the calm before the storm. here's what it looks like out there now. severe weather could be moving in for the weekend. >> let's get details from storm team 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer. >> hey, guys, we could be talking about widespread severe weather outbreak across portion of the region. a current temperature right now of 88, a heat index of 92, with the sunshine out there, you walk outside and it's really quite
how the. we have seen just a few very isolated showers across our region. those showers around reston and herndon, but that shower has died out. waffle this. look, those are the storms back to the west. that frontal boundary will move our way, and by tomorrow we have a very good chance of seeing not only severe weather, but an outbreak across portions of the mid-atlantic. so if you have plans tomorrow around our region or up towards the north, this is the forecast you want to watch out for. how about through your morning, around waldorf. looking like a very nice night tonight, down to 83, 75 about 11, waking up to a temperature of about 67. it starts off very nice. when i think we could see those storms move in in our forecast.
indivisible, liberty and justice for all. >> it was one of the more emotional moments at the democratic national convention, and it wasn't about politics. former arizona congresswoman gabby giffords led the pledge of allegiance last night. the crowd stood and cheered. she was injured in a has shooting at a tucson shopping center last year. she suffered a brain injury and had to learn to talk all over again. he resigned from her seat this year in order to focus on recovery. on the republican side today, mitt romney's wife ann is spending the day in northern virginia. she attended a women for mitt rally held at a riding academy in leesburg this afternoon. she assured the crowd her husband will turn the economy around if electioned. she also talked about her love for horses. she's an an avid equestrian who owns a horse that attended in the olympics. she also rides horses as therapy
for her m.s. we'll have the interview right here on "news4 at 5." new numbers out today on the economy and jobs. they are not what the president had hoped to see. in august employers created 96,000 job, which is fewer than expected. with the economy being the key issue in this campaign, nbc's danielle lee shows us how both sides are pitching this information to voters. >> reporter: these are the workers both presidential candidates are trying to reach, people like dominic pappa, who just got hired at a new restaurant. >> i think i was lucky to be at the right spot at the right time. >> reporter: and those still unemployed and disappointed by the lack of jobs created in august. just 96,000, down from 140,000 in july. >> i'm trying to remain optimistic. >> reporter: one day after accepting his party's nomination, president obama is campaigning in new hampshire. he acknowledged room for
improvement, while putting a positive spin on the economy. >> this once again has added job -- we know it's not good enough. we need to create more jobs faster. >> reporter: the unemployment rate has been above 8% for 43 -- it dipped slightly last month as many people stopped looking for work. in iowa, republican presidential candidate mitt romney used those numbers to attack obama's job records. >> the president said by this time we would be at 5.4% unemployment. 5.4%. instead we're at about 8%. you know the difference that makes and how many people would be working in america? 9 million people. >> reporter: two sides to one rot that's sure to have voters talking. i'm danielle lee, nbc news. when "news4 at 4" continues, police say they know who's responsible for a terror hoax that grounded a plane and led to an innocent man's arrest. how it all began with a romantic rumsfeldry. plus a moment at the video
music awards you didn't see. it still has everyone talking. did reaca give kris brown a kiss. i'm liz crenshaw. how do you stop unwanted calls from a collection agency? that's the question. the answer is coming up on asks request liz." and what is steve harvey up to next? we visit the set and gives us a sneak peek. president clinton: this election to me is about which...
candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from... the ground up, investing in innovation, education... and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class. that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. abut it'll become so much more. concrete and steel... a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools...
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award, all access cameras caught a candid moment between rihanna and her ex, kris brown. they have a quick embrace and kissing the lisa bloom start. last month she told oprah that brown is the love of her life, but she denied they are romantically involved again. three years ago he pleaded guilty for assaulting rihanna. kristen stewart made her first public appearance since admitting to cheats on her boyfriend. last night she walked the red carpet for "on the road." she posed for photographers and signed a lot of autographs. she's been in lockdown since july when she issued an unusual public apology. pattinson in a co-star. tonight rival tv networks will come together for the annual stand up 23 cancer telethought. they will air it xhempl-free. this event raises money for
cancer research. it airs tonight at 8:00. and compact fluorescent light bulbs can be used with dimmer switches? is it better for fill your tires with nitrogen or compressed airs? it's friday, so we've got questions for "ask liz." our first question comes from tony in alexandria. can those compact fluorescent light bulbs we used. >> we turned to energystar, a joint program with the environmental protection agency and the department of center, and is says some won't work in fixture, so it is important to check the light bulb's packaging to see if it's compatible. that's because incan decent independent bulbs dim differently. while an incandescent can dim smoothly all the way down to no light output cfls can only dim
to 10% to 40% of their original brightness, so not exactly as dim-able. next question comes from shawn in alexandria. shawn wants to know what's the difference between filling your tires with nitrogen and regular air? >> did you know you can fill them with night rose gen? >> i did not. >> yes. consumers do have two choices, and that it's to use compressed air or nitrogen. air is found at most service stations, and is either free or relatively inexpensive. however, the air does leak from your tires over time. nitrogen, on the other hand can be a bit pricier, and isn't always readily available. however, nitrogen permeates through the tires much slower, so filling your tires could retain your tire pressure for a longer period of time. okay. >> now you know. >> now we know. last question from ann.
she says she's not in any debt, but she keeps getting calls from collection agencies. she wants to know why the calls are happening. >> we turn to consumer attorney sonia smith-valentine for your answer. she says there could be more than one reason for the calls. if the consumer has a common name, the debt collector might be confusing her with another person of the same name. if this is the case, unfortunately there's no way to stop the calls. the calls could be a sign of identity theft. smith-valentine reps checking all at least of her credit records, and if suspicious activity is found, consumers should contact creditors to close those fraudulent can get, place a credit freeze on all credit reports to prevent further damage from being done. if you've got a question to like us to ask, send it to us at nbcwashington.com, you can connect with me on twitter and on facebook. coming up on "news4 at 5,"
can a president who's already served two terms run again at a later date. is it legal to sell food past the expiration date? should you tip on a takeout order? find out at 5:00. >> thanks, liz. see you then. coming up on "news4 at 4," a new way for parents to track their kids. we'll tell you about a company that will actually follow teen drivers while out on the road. plus severe weather could be heading our way. do you is back in a flash. and a neighborhood dispute ends in gunfire. what might have been sparked the [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient. this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs
and you're wearing your jacket outside, you're going to sweat a bit. it is a very nice today, but if you're working out in this, definitely sweating today. that's that water influence of the chesapeake bay. not a lot going on, as far as the radar is concerned. reston a bit earlier, but as we look back toward the west, we'll by watching very, very closely.
i towards the washington air for severe storms, it means you have a pretty good chance of severe weather, moderate risk means a very good chance for severe weather. the heat is here, the warms is here, the moisture is here, and you have a small cold front coming through. this is tomorrow around 5:00. i think between, say, 3 out to the west and about seven off to the "e.t." be on the lookout for very strong storms. but the best news here is that front nice enough, behind it we see some beautiful weathers.
waking up on a good note, i think. some high clouds out there, and a nice start, but then the clouds will start to increase. as we move on through the next couple days, 79 on your sunday, 80 on monday, tuesday 79, and look at this nice weather. this strength looking fantastic. and then we can really start to enjoy that beautiful weather. >> pat stepped out. she left her blanket here. >> she does get cold. i looked back and -- still to come on "news4 at 4," much more ahead, an innocent flyer is -- why the victim was still in trouble with the law.
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welcome back to "news4 at 4," i'm pat lawson muse. >> in the news, after letting loose in vegas, prince heartie is back on the job flying angel copters in afghanistan. >> he's third in line to the british throne, he'll spent the next four months working as a helicopter gunner. attiya abawi reports. >> reporter: a royal entrance
into a war zone, as prince harry arrives in hell month province, his deployment may be a surprise to us, but could explain why he let his hair down and took his clothes off in las vegas last month. >> i think he was in vegas, because he knew he was going to be deployed. he wall street letting off steam, probably a little too much. >> reporter: he'll deal with a different kind of steam. he will soon be flying apaches in the volatile afghan province, providing air cover for military missions. >> working together with his colleagues, he'll be in a difficult and demanding job, and i ask that he be left to get on with his duties and to focus delivers port. >> stationed at camp bastian, he won't be far from his -- his 2008 deployment was kept a
secret by the army for fear he would become a taliban target, business his mission was cut short. harry's been itching to get back ever since. those vegas pictures may have gotten him in trouble with the palace, but he has dozen of supporters waiting for him in mel mand. the last two weeks pictures have been surfacing of his comrades in arm stripping down and saluting their prince. the british military says prince harry will start flying missions within ten days. concerned parents can have an extra set of eyes when their teens climb behind the wheel. there's a new company that will actually follow teen drivers around to see if they're breaking any rules. it's called quest driving safety. the company looks for all sorts of risky behavior, from texting while driving, to cutting people
off, to speeding. >> so it's very easy within the first few minutes to see those types of violations. >> if that traffic collision does result in a serious injury, that means they'll be held accountable for that. >> quest driving safety is based in san diego, but also serves our area. it charges $99 to follow your teen for 15 to 20 minutes. the company will also observe older drivers and commercial workers. authorities now say a love triangle may have been behind yesterday's air terror hoax, and they made an arrest, in another bizarre twist today, jay gray reports on the surprise waiting for the hoax victim when he finally got to his destination. >> no comment. no comment. >> reporter: chris shell had little to say, but plenty of people are talking about his wild ride over the last 24 hours. it started yesterday.
>> several fbi and atf agents came in from the back of the plane, walked up to the middle of the plane, and pointed guns at a particular passenger and told him to put his hands in front of the seat. >> that passenger was shell, pulled from a plane after a phone call warned airport police he was trying to cry explosives. >> we checked him, and determined he was not in the possession of anything dangerous, hazardous, or illegal. >> officers called it a nasty trick, a hoax carried out on shell's 29th birthday. >> whoever it is, they should, you know, be held accountable. >> shell pointed the finger at kenneth smith, the new boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend. today federal agents arrested smith who apparently admitted making the call from a pay phone as a as a result of compromising
pictures shell posted of his ex-girlfriend on facebook, but it was shell who found himself in a compromising position when he landed where officers were again waiting on the tarmac. all the publicity had caught the attention of police in texas, where he faced arrest warrants after missing court appearances on multical drug -- this afternoon he posted bond in the is same clothes he was wearing. a bizarre trip that ultimately landed him a night behind bars. jay gray, nbc news, dallas. if convicted, smith faces a maximum of ten years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. he could also be forced to repay police for their emergency response. a canine cop in long island is being hailed a hero after finding a doctor who disappeared in a state park. his name is chase. he's a 4-year-old police dog that jumped into action monday
after a 76-year-old man disappeared during a fishing trip. chase joined the large search party, and after four days located a small bottle of fly-fishing oil. he then led police right to the doctor who was alert and, of course, relieved. as for the dog, chase got treated to a steak dinner. >> his indication when he finds something is either to sit or downed. he laid next to the drr until we got there. we'll have some filetmignon for him. >> other than a few bug bites, the doctor they say is fine. good for him. hey, coming up, much more ahead, drew peterson found guilty of murder. the defiant words as he was led out of the courtroom, and how a law named after him led to his conviction.
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and center. >> we've got you good seats. tune in. nbc4 is proud to sponsor a group that's been helping d.c. students to stay a track. >> 165 core members have pledged to spend an entire year of service in the classroom. jackie bradford and executive director jeff grangeo were there for the exciting opening day ceremonies. core members will work as classroom assistants in 16 d.c. schools, and they will help run after-school programs. there's also a service project to revitalize schools and parks. they are pumped up. >> wonderful program. always has been. when we come right back, doug is tracking some severe weather that could be heading our way in time for the weekend. and access hollywood visits steve harvey on his brand-new set. set. we'll
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well, this has been the debut week for steve harvey's brand-new talk show. >> he's had us laughing all week, from talent searching to dishing out very specific advice for single women of a certain age. we've got a preview of what is next on the show. here's access hollywood's sean robinson. >> hello, washington. the show is off to a good start. ratings are double what used to air in the time slot, so i traveled to the chicago set, as this king of comedy set out to reign over daytime. is this the pinnacle for you? >> the biggest thing i have done. i'm 55 years old. not a whole lot of chances after this. >> really? ivities i know so. hollywood is very fickle when it comes to age.
>> reporter: age was not the issue when steve took the stage. this was all about the fun, steve using his platform to showindicate some talent acts itches this is something i wanted to do, because somebody once or someone once gave me a break. >> reporter: with a talent show, you need judges that's when hallie reinhardt, jeff timmons and i come in. what is going to be your angle when we go into this? >> i think it's just to be the nice guy. nobody likes judges that are mean. it's showtime. >> we've got some top-notch judges. please welcome from "access hollywood" the beautiful and talented, my girl, sean robinson. >> reporter: with some energetic
acts, including a 10-year-old with the voice of an angel. there was no need for a simon among this group. you sing with the maturity of somebody who has been practicing for years and years. great job. great job, sweetheart. >> reporter: of course with a five day a week show, there will be plenty of time for talk, especially with one of his favorite subjects, relationships. >> you have got to show women the utmost respect. >> one of the things you want last week, you said if you're over 30, you are not a girlfriend. >> 30, you don't have time to be somebody's girlfriend. i had a girlfriend when i was in high school. you want a title with this relationship. what am i? am i your woman? am i your fiancefiance? if it's not leading to one of those three things, what are you doing? >> hey, he doesn't hold back,
does he? remember you can see him weekdays 2:00 every afternoon right here on nbc4. we are hearing from a lot of you since pass posed with her blanket on an 88-degree day? we have a thermostat war, a hashtag and on facebook. >> it's not 88 degrees in here, trust me. >> it's probably about 70 degrees. >> oh, no. >> we had this discussion. it is a war in here. >> it's not a degree warmer than 50. it's 50. >> this place is a meat locker. >> we talk to him all the tame. >> it's 50 degrees in here, folks. >> it's 70 degrees. >> i think there's a gender component here. >> i think you're right. >> weigh in. what is it? hashtag hot or cold. >> put it out there. one area we know will be hot is nats park. it will be rocking. they're playing the miami marlins.
it will be a beautiful night. down at the park, you see what i'm talking about, just a great fight out there. this is what we're looking at across our area. 88 degrees. that heat index sitting at 92 right now, so it is warm and rather humid. 93 in rockville, 86 at camp springs, 87 in huntingtown. and right here inside our studio, now up to 71 degrees, pat's feeling a bit better. as we look toward the rain, no rain out there across our area, but that is not the case off to the west. look at the severe thunderstorm watches. they extent from western pennsylvania all the way back through st. louis, this is a big-time widespread severe weather potential threat for today and tomorrow. that threat moves to the east coast tomorrow, including washington, new york and if i want. if you're driving along the corridor, heads up between, say,
4:00 and 7:00 in the evening. ing it be kind of nasty. for us our biggest threat will be winds. most of the day should be fine. down towards nats park, one against take on the marlins tonight. looking good. the temperatures will come down to a very nice night for baseball. 72 degrees, temperature overnight tonight, 64 in fred ricks. the thunderstorms will start to move in. maybe around 3:00, and then push through the entire area the entire afternoon. heads up, these storms will mean business across our region. after the storms move through, though, say good-bye to the heat and hello to the gorgeous,
gorgeous weather. many areas into the 50s for overnight lows. >> bundle up. >> then can we turn it up a little? >> then we can turn it up. >> thank you, doug. >> we'll see. coming up on news4, a big hollywood breakup. amy poler and will arnett announce they're splitting. accomplice how a homeowners association meeting ended in gunfire. i'm wendy rieger. coming up on "news4 at 5," one woman's rare find at a flea market is worth big bucks. some relief coming from the residents flooded out in a d.c. neighborhood. can you really improve your memory by playing words with friends? we'll take a look. then tonight at 6:00, one of the hottest jerseys is being banned from school. we'll tell you why this is a
this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney
and i approved this message. a neighborhood homeowners meeting ended with gunfire. a man shot two of his neighbors last night. one of them died, the other is in critical condition. the alleged gunman is a homeowner who was recently told the changes to his driveway violated zoning laws. however it's not yet clear what sparked the shooting. he's been arrested. the nine-year marriage of amy poehler and will arnett is coming to an end. po arnett's breakout role was on "arrested development" now starses with christina applegate on a comedy. >> too bad. drew peterson convicted of
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the family of his fourth wife stacy peterson wants him charged too, but's kevin tibbles reports, the savio case is far from over. >> reporter: it took the jury just 13 hours to find the flamboyant former police officers drew peterson guilty of the murder of his third wife kathleen savio. >> the defendant in this case was a coward and a bully. >> reporter: 8 1/2 years after her death, savio's family was jubilant. >> finally somebody heard her cry. 12 people did the right thing, thank god. >> reporter: savio was found dead in her bathtub in 2004. originally it was ruled an accidental drowning. then when peterson's fourth wife stacy went missing in october of 2007, suspicions were raised. savio's body was exhumed, her death ruled a homicide.
extensive searching for 23 years old stacy peterson turned up nothing. she remains missing to this day. drew peterson insisted stacy had run off with another man. he spoke with matt in november 2007. >> can you look me straight in the eye and tell me you had nothing to do with the death of your third wife kathy or the disappearance of your fourth wife stacy? >> i can look right in your eye and say i had nothing to do with either of those instances. >> reporter: but acquaintances with stacy came forward with stories they say told him, how peterson had threatened to kill her and how he asked her to provide him with an alibi the night savio died. >> i could not come up with any reason in my mind to not put him at the scene without a reasonable doubt. >> reporter: in 2008, the state of illinois passed a la allowing such hearsay evidence. it was dubbed "the drew law."
>> will this conviction stick? in my opinion we'll end up in the supreme court of the united states on this case. >> reporter: the defense team immediately says it plans to appeal the kicconviction. >> reporter: now the friends and fame of stacy say they want drew peterson charged with her death. >> no matter what, he still has to pay the price for stacy, and i still believe that's around the corner. >> as he left the courtroom, he was overheard say, i guess this will ruin my christmas. nbc's "dateline" will have much more tonight at 10:00 here on nbc4. now at 5:00 tonight a prostitution scandal. ann romney stumps in northern virginia.
it's going to be a real pain just to get downdown. good evening. >> five football players from dematha high school had paid a price for their involvement in a prostitution scandal after last weekend's game. tony tull joins us. he's live from the field for tonight's game will be played, but without those students linked to the scandal. >> take a listen to some of the notable@liens. ryan westbrook, josh wilson, byron westbrook, steve smith, tony page, mike johnson. you can only imagine how big a deal this is here tess